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1 July 2005 A Note on the Comparative Turbidity of Some Estuaries of the Americas
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Field data from 27 estuaries of the Americas are used to show that, in broad terms, there is a large difference in turbidity between the analyzed east and west-coast estuaries and that tidal range and tidal length have an important influence on that turbidity. Generic, numerical sediment-transport modeling is used to illustrate this influence, which exists over a range of space scales from, e.g., the Rogue River Estuary (few km, few mg l−1) to the Bay of Fundy (hundreds of km, few g l−1). The difference in Pacific and Atlantic seaboard estuarine turbidity for the analyzed estuaries is ultimately related to the broad-scale geomorphology of the two continents.

R. J. Uncles and R. E. Smith "A Note on the Comparative Turbidity of Some Estuaries of the Americas," Journal of Coastal Research 2005(214), 845-852, (1 July 2005). https://doi.org/10.2112/016-NIS.1
Received: 8 March 2004; Accepted: 8 March 2004; Published: 1 July 2005
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